The Apuan Alps

The marble mountains are a naturalistic jewel protected by a regional natural park, an ideal destination for nature-lovers. This extraordinary alpine landscape on the sea encloses an incredible variety of flowers and rare plants. The mountainsides, the numerous karst caves and deep caverns of the apuan Alps attract many speleology and mountain climbing enthusiasts. Within the park is it possible to go on walking or horseriding tours. Strabone named them “Moon-mountains”, but they are generally known as “ panie” from the name of some peaks whose outline was familiar to the sailors of the high Tyrrhene sea.

Anyway, for everyone who comes from the north along the Magra Valley or for everyone who follows the coast, The Apuan Alps stand out as an element of the landscape, which , once entered in the visual field , doesn’t leave it for over one hundred kilometres, and stand out not only as a background for each urban or sea view. In the cultivated plain the centres of Carrara, Massa, Pietrasanta and Camaiore are situated parallely to the sea and have given life to their respective ”marine”, well patronized seaside resorts.

The Apuan Alps , in the past considered as unscalable mountains, are nowadays a very interesting tourist area both on the Tyrrhenian side and on the inland of the Lunigiana and Garfagnana not only for the presence of the marble quarries and for the marble industry, but also for the various opportunities which they offer from the naturalistic, speleological and excursion point of view. Moreover the historical- artistic testimony of a really border zone is not to be neglected on horseback along the mountain passes which from the Padana Plain lead towards the centre of Italy.

Locality Massa
Zone Apuan Coast
Region Tuscany
ZIP CODE 54100
District Massa Carrara

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Hotels The Apuan Alps

View Hotel Annunziata

Massa • Via Villafranca, 4 (MS) Center: 4000mt. Sea: 4000mt. Highway: 3000mt.

The hotel is located in Massa,in the city center, 4 km from Marina di Massa, 1 km from the railway s...Read more

...near The Apuan Alps (10 Hotel)

4,9 Km

Details Hotel Villa Elsa

Ronchi • Via Lungomare di Levante, 71 (MS) Center: 700mt. Sea: 15mt. Highway: 4500mt.

Luxurious and welcoming environment, situated in an elegant and tranquil zone on the sea, offers the...Read more

19,3 Km

Details Hotel Ely

Viareggio • Via Carrara, 16 (LU) Center: 50mt. Sea: 50mt. Highway: 3000mt.

Hotel Ely offers its guests an inviting, comfortable environment together with the best in 2-star ca...Read more

4,7 Km

Details Hotel Hermitage

Ronchi • Via Verdi 17 (MS) Center: 250mt. Sea: 100mt. Highway: 5000mt.

Sunk in the green of its marvellous park, the Hermitage Hotel is only 100 m away from the sea and no...Read more

6,3 Km

Website Hotel Manuela

Cinquale • Via Giulio Cesare, 25 (MS) Center: 300mt. Sea: 300mt. Highway: 5000mt.

The Manuela hotel, situated in Cinquale of Massa, is 300 mt. from the sea immersed in green pine-for...Read more

4,1 Km

Details Hotel Tiffany

Marina di Massa • Via Fosdinovo 14 (MS) Center: 300mt. Sea: 200mt. Highway: 1000mt.

At the foothills of the Apuan Alps, within pine woods and only 200 meters from the sea, in an elegan...Read more

4,3 Km

Details Hotel Marina

Ronchi • Via Magliano 3/A (MS) Center: 1500mt. Sea: 150mt. Highway: 3500mt.

Hotel Marina is in a strategic position: away from the chaos, in a quiet pinewood only 150 m....Read more